UPDATED FOR 2015
Soccer Academy Alliance Canada will consider organizations for three types of membership.
Organizations that wish to participate in SAAC events must apply for full-time status, and if approved, will be designated as either a Charter Academy or School of Excellence. Interested groups can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for an application package.
ONTARIO MEMBERS ONLY
Organizations in Ontario must first be designated by the Ontario Soccer Association Recognized Non-Club Academy (ORNCA). The designation involves an independent assessment of the academy by the OSA and will require the academy to report all full-time players to the OSA. Details on the process can be obtained by contacting the OSA:
Once an organization has been recognized by the OSA and approved by SAAC, they will be eligible for SAAC competitions and certain outside competitions as regulated by the OSA.
Internal SAAC Competitions
Academy teams at U14 and up participate in the SAAC Academy League, an 20-game program that runs from April to November.
Development teams (U13 and below) participate in weekly competitions against other SAAC members from April to November.
Exhibition Games with Ontario teams
SAAC teams are eligible to play exhibition games against all sanctioned teams. Academy teams will not need travel permits to play exhibition games anywhere in Ontario.
Academy teams can play other ORNCA members in exhibitions without restriction.
Academy teams can play Ontario club teams provided that the club team:
Obtains permission to host an exhibition game from their home District
If the game is being played outside their home District, the club would also need to obtain permission to travel from their home District
Again, the Academy team will not be required to get permission for an exhibition game against an Ontario Club team.
Exhibition Games with teams outside Ontario
Academy teams wishing to play exhibition games against sanctioned teams from outside Ontario will require:
An Application to Host an Exhibition Game (AHEG) approved by the OSA
The team from outside the province to receive permission from its governing organization affiliated with FIFA or a FIFA Member Organization to travel to, and participate in the exhibition game.
The team from outside the province to provide proof of accident and liability insurance.
Academy teams (U15 and up) are eligible to apply to the following tournaments for 2014:
UMBRO Top Rated Invitational College Showcase Tournament ‐ hosted by Dixie Soccer Club
Robbie International Soccer Tournament ‐ hosted by Scarborough Soccer Association
Showcase of Champions ‐ hosted by Ottawa South United Soccer Club
SIGMA FC Showcase ‐ hosted by SIGMA FC Academy
TBD - December 2014
ANB Futbol College Showcase ‐ hosted by ANB Futbol
TBD - December 2014
No Travel Permit is required for these tournaments
Tournaments Outside Ontario
Academy teams are eligible to apply for any FIFA-sanctioned tournament held outside of Ontario. Academy teams that wish to apply for OSA Permission to Travel can:
Apply for an Application To Travel Form (ATF) from the OSA - http://ontariosoccer.ca/
Provide proof of medical insurance for all coaches, administrators, volunteers and players travelling with the team